California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions in the Department of Architecture. Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 11 such institutions nationwide. Since its founding in 1938, Cal Poly Pomona students participate in an integrative experiential learning education that is inclusive, relevant, and values diverse perspectives and experiences. With a variety of degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and professional disciplines, the university is well known for its learn-by-doing approach and Teacher Scholar Model.
The university is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, which was once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. We acknowledge that Cal Poly Pomona resides on the territorial and homelands of the Tongva and Tataavium people who are the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar. The university's nearly 30,000 students are taught and mentored by the campus's more than 1,400 faculty as part of 54 baccalaureate and 29 master's degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in educational leadership.
Highly regarded among its peer institutions, Cal Poly Pomona is No. 2 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top public regional universities in the west and was named the No. 15 best value college in the nation by Money Magazine. Cal Poly Pomona, a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, stands as a national leader in promoting social mobility, and was placed among the 25 top institutions in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to minoritized students by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
The Cal Poly Pomona campus is located less than 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles at the intersection of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It is within an hour's drive of beaches, mountains and deserts. For additional information about the university, please visit www.cpp.edu, and for more about faculty life, please see [email protected].
Inclusive Excellence Criteria. We aspire to be the model inclusive polytechnic university in the nation. We have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to educational experiences that leverage the diverse perspectives and experiences needed to succeed and thrive in a diverse society.
Tenure track faculty hires will demonstrate a commitment and record of contributions through their teaching, scholarship, or service to these inclusive excellence criteria (a minimum of two must be addressed in the Student Success Statement):
Integrates the values of equity and inclusivity into their teaching, scholarship and/or service contributions with diverse student populations;
Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups and communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;
Adopts teaching strategies that supports the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;
Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;
Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;
Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline;
Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;
Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;
Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and
Has expertise in or demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and/or service that contributes to access, diversity, and equal opportunity in higher education.
The mission of the College of Environmental Design (ENV) is to provide an outstanding academic
and professional learning experience within a multidisciplinary structure. Creative excellence,
environmental sustainability, and social responsibility have guided ENV's programs since it was
established in 1970. Our award-winning programs offer professional degrees at the undergraduate
and graduate levels in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning; at the
undergraduate level in Art History and Visual Communication Design; and at the graduate level in
Regenerative Studies. Faculty research, professional and creative activities are brought into the
classroom through the Teacher-Scholar Model. Support and recognition for faculty efforts
facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and promote their rich talent, expertise, and influence. We
seek opportunities for engagement with practice in California, nationally and internationally. We
are educating the future leaders of the design professions, and therefore have an obligation to
ensure that all constituencies of those professions represent the diversity of California's population.
Diversity represents our strength.
The Department of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for two (2) tenure-track positions in Architecture at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2022. The Department of Architecture supports the University's teacher-scholar model, where faculty are expected to undertake intellectual, creative, and scholarly activities that contribute to both the faculty's teaching and their creative/scholarly interests. The teacher-scholar model provides a platform for faculty to integrate their teaching, service, and scholarship, within the creative context of the Southern California which has long encouraged experimentation as it continually reinvents itself. The Department also owes its diverse population and perspectives about the practice of architecture to the multicultural demographics of the region and its broad spectrum of creative opportunities. Experimental movements in architecture, along with the influences of high-tech, film, aerospace, and the region's real estate development economy, are manifest in the department curriculum. The Cal Poly Pomona Architecture program begins with a core foundation in design, followed by the technical training necessary for the practice of architecture. At the upper division, students explore electives, topic studios, and culminating projects that range from the theoretical to the practical. Many students focus on sustainability, preservation, urban design, healthcare, education, and hospitality design.
Cal Poly Pomona's Department of Architecture (CPPARC) seeks two (2) candidates who strive for excellence in teaching, service, and research in a collegial working environment. The new faculty will be expected to teach architecture design studio, lectures, and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level. Applicants will show evidence of excellence in teaching architectural design studio.
The new faculty members will also contribute service to the operational requirements of the department, college, and university. Faculty are also expected to engage in creative/scholarly activities as professional development that contributes to their teaching.
The university encourages applicants to apply who demonstrate a commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity. Students are the strength of Cal Poly Pomona Architecture, and many are the first in their family to attend college, most come from diverse backgrounds and a substantial number of students transfer from a community college to fulfill their dream of becoming an architect. The department fosters a collegial environment and is committed to the values of equity and inclusivity in teaching and mentoring diverse student populations.
M.Arch; or BArch plus a Master or Ph.D. in a discipline-related field. The terminal degree (M.Arch, Master or Ph.D. in a discipline related field) must be earned by the start of the appointment.
Experience teaching design studio and lecture courses or seminars at the university level.
A Student Success Statement that demonstrates your commitment and record of contributions through applicant's teaching, scholarship, or service, by addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above. (Limit to 2 pages)
Preferred candidates will demonstrate a capacity in most of the following:
Experience coordinating and developing foundational design content including fundamental skills, knowledge, and technologies that respond to the evolving roles of the profession, OR experience in comprehensive design, inclusive of building technologies, materials, building envelopes, structural systems, environmental controls, or sustainable practices and energy management.
Experience in academic leadership roles such as coordination of students and faculty in a design studio.
Working knowledge of current digital technologies used in architectural design studios.
Evidence of design research through scholarly, creative activities or professional practice.
Experience in student advising with curriculum guidance, student research or student club activities.
Experience in university-level academic duties and service.
A completed application will consist of the following:
A cover letter that describes the candidate's teaching, research experience, and interests that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description
A curriculum vitae comprised of items listed in the Application for Academic Employment form
Contact information for three individuals who can speak to the candidate's potential for success in thisposition
A digital 8 ½ x 11 portfolio (maximum 20 pages) showing samples of professional work/research and samples of work by the candidate's students
An unofficial transcript showing the highest degree earned
A Student Success Statement that demonstrates your commitment and record of contributions through their teaching, scholarship, or service to at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.
Finalists for the position will be required to:
Provide three recent letters of reference (Dated within last 12 months) Recommenders will be sent a link to upload their letters.
Provide an official copy of transcript showing highest degree earned
Make a presentation to faculty and students of their research and teaching
The position is open until filled. To be included in the first review, completed applications must be received no later than December 1st, 2021. Early response is encouraged.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university's annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml. The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
About California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
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As one of only seven polytechnic universities nationwide, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its learn-by-doing philosophy and for preparing job-ready graduates. We are one of 23 campuses that form the nation's largest university system, The California State University (CSU). We play a critical role in preparing outstanding individuals for the job market and to be leaders that will drive California's economy in the agriculture, information technology, business, hospitality, life sciences, health care, public administration, education, media and entertainment industries.
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